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Music / SoundsOnLine SD2 Percussion
« on: September 05, 2007, 04:29:50 AM »
Thought that maybe some of you might find this package interesting for two reasons:

One, the software package seems cool, and two, parts of it were created using the Zen.


Tech Help / Re: KD-7 trouble
« on: August 23, 2007, 05:10:31 AM »
Maybe I should have started a new thread, but just curious, since we are talking about drum triggers .... has anyone ever made a drum trigger that could attach to the bottom of your shoe or sneaker, so that it would trigger at the tap of a foot, and could then plug into the Zen?? ... or is that just a way-too-insane idea???

Music / Re: Zendrum/BFD/New tune
« on: February 14, 2007, 08:03:10 AM »
Hope you're enjoying your day off :)

ZenChat / Re: dm pro help!!
« on: December 29, 2006, 06:05:56 AM »

I may be misinterpreting what your exact problem is, so if I am, I guess you can ignore the rest of this.

What the DM Pro requires you to do when adding samples via the card is really two things: first, burn the samples to the card, then create new sounds with those new samples. I assume you successfully did the first because you said you can hear the samples in the DM Pro. However, once those samples (WAV files, I assume?) are on the card, you cannot transfer them directly to the user bank, You have to create a sound using them.

For example, let's say you burn a snare hit of some sort. You then have to create a new sound and save it to the existing user bank (or edit a pre-existing sound, but replace the sample already there with your new sample). You should know ahead of time where you want to save your new samples so that you don't overwrite any existing userbank sounds you want to keep.

A trick mentioned on the DM Pro Yahoo group is to boot up the DM Pro while holding both left and right cursor buttons in. This boots up the machine without loading any pre-existing drum kits. This way, when you save the new samples, they are saved with the default effects and settings instead of the effects and settings already existing within your kit.

Hope this helps. If not, reply back.


ZenChat / Re: Hey, Any Zendrummers around NY, NJ???
« on: November 21, 2006, 05:46:53 AM »
Hey FunkyD, I am in central New Jersey, about an hour and a half (maybe a bit less) from Jersey City. I work during the day, so would only be around tonight or Friday night ... and my Zendrum playing is pretty bad :)

hey, i'm in central NJ too!

Hey, DuoJet, where are you at?? Maybe we can get together some time. I love jamming with other percussion people :)


ZenChat / Re: Hey, Any Zendrummers around NY, NJ???
« on: November 08, 2006, 06:15:46 AM »
Hey FunkyD, I am in central New Jersey, about an hour and a half (maybe a bit less) from Jersey City. I work during the day, so would only be around tonight or Friday night ... and my Zendrum playing is pretty bad :)

Music / Re: OT - How to make this type of sound?
« on: October 22, 2006, 06:25:26 PM »

I was hoping to get it from a single hit, programatically .. ie, fiddling with some settings to be able to reproduce that sound on from any short hit, ie, kick, tom or snare. I understand I could just burn the sample to the DM Pro, but then I'm stuck with the original source sound, and as Mihael has mentioned, at the BPM I recorded it at. Also the same thing with a sequence - stuck witha sequence at that BPM. If worse comes to worse, I coudl try to make a few sequences at various BPMs and with different source sounds, but was really hoping to,as I mentioned before, program a sound to be able to reproduce that quick repetition of sounds.


Music / OT - How to make this type of sound?
« on: October 22, 2006, 06:32:57 AM »
Hello all ... I am hoping you can help out here. I am trying to get the sound at the end of the sample below .. a repeated drum kind of sound (don't know how else to describe it). I have a DM Pro and an EMU E6400 if that helps, but I am really looking for generic instructions on how to produce this type of sound (forgive my ignorance). If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.




Tech Help / Re: Trigger set ups
« on: October 13, 2006, 10:31:51 PM »
I have a Zendrum patch sheet in PDF format you can download here:

ZenChat / Re: slesis dm pro
« on: October 09, 2006, 06:37:50 AM »

In the original kit labeled "Two Basses" that you mentioned, there really are only two notes (if I recall, as I don't have access to the DM Pro at the moment). Usually one of the notes is some "C" note somewhere, then every note after is tuned up to mimic an increase in pitch. Go to the Two Basses kit, dial up note 60, then hit the Tune button. Then hit Drum, move to note 61, and hit tune again. It should show an increase in tuning.

If you go to the Bonham kit again (one of my favorites =) ) and load up the Slap Bass sound as you did for notes 48, 49, etc. Then go to note 49 and tune it up a step, note 50 2 steps etc. Just do a couple and see if it works.

I use a TrapKat as well as the Zen, and on the DM Pro I did just as you are trying to do - make a drum kit with one part of the setup, and a chromatic part also. On the TrapKat it's kinda neat because you can set up to 4 notes on a pad, so you can play chrods as well as notes.



ZenChat / Re: ALESIS DM-PRO and memory cards
« on: October 02, 2006, 06:46:37 AM »

First off, the software you need is Sound Bridge, not Soundiver. You should be able to download it from Alesis'site. If not let me know - I can probably email it to you.

Assuming that you have the DM Pro hooked up to the computer, when  youopen up Sound bridge, under the Project menu, you need to set up your MIDI ins and outs. You can also test your MIDI setup to make sure the software sees your DM Pro. Also under Project, set up the card info so the software knows it has 8MB.

Now, you are ready to add samples. On the left, there are 8groups. You can add your samples to one big group, or divvy them up (I made separate groups for snares, kicks, etc). Highlight the groiup you want to add your samples to, then click the Add Files icon (2nd icon from left). browse for the files you want to add. Once you find them and click on them, click Add (you can add multiple files by the usual way).

Down towards the bottom center of the screen, the software will tell you how much more room you have on the card. When you are done, click the Send To Synthesizer icon (last icon on right). It takes awhile, so get a cup of coffee or beverage of choice at this point :)

Once the card is burnt, you will need to go into the DM Pro and create User drums from the samples you have made. Somne folks have forgotten this step (myself included) and get panicky that it didn't work. Somefolks will do a reboot of the DM Pro while holding both sides of the cursor button down - this boots up the DM Pro with no kits, drums or effects loaded. Then they will go into the USer drums and create their drums from the samples. This way there is no carry-over from effects or other settings to distort your sample sounds. Again, you can refer to the manual, or email me, and I can send you more info (!LOL).

Sorry to be long-winded, it comes naturally, as creating documentation is what I do for a living :)


ZenChat / Re: Muse Receptor
« on: August 04, 2006, 01:22:59 PM »

Be careful about YouTube. Please see this article from Robert Fripp's diaries:
http://www.dgmlive.com/diaries.htm?entry=4355 (you have to scroll almost all the way down to the bottom of the page).


Tech Help / Re: Dumb cable question
« on: August 03, 2006, 12:48:38 PM »

I have used the Zen MIDI cable to hook up my DM Pro to my PC with (at least to my knowledge) no ill effects or weird happenings.


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